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NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (154,967)
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6/6/13 10:29 A

Lori, emoticon to SparkPeople!! You can do this!! emoticon

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"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." Lamentations 3:22-23
BILL60 Posts: 526,194
6/6/13 8:50 A

Welcome to SP. The ride is rough, but getting there is the key.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (354,950)
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6/6/13 1:32 A

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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Paula in Denver, Colorado

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"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

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JIBBIE49 Posts: 62,304
6/6/13 1:28 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!!!

MEETSADMAMA SparkPoints: (36,504)
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6/6/13 1:07 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!!! This truly is a great site to meet all your weight loss goals. Only thing here to hold you back is yourself =] Just log in everyday and make sure the using the tools available here a habit.

It can be very overwhelming all the stuff available to you in the beginning so just pick a couple things to get used to at first and then add in more as you get comfortable =]

If you need any help or advice - feel free to message me!!

LKS2GAB2 SparkPoints: (37,765)
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6/5/13 11:00 P

Hi my name is Lori. I have been using myfitnesspal but saw an add in Self magazine and thought I would give this a try. Used to do WW and enjoyed the support but the economy changed the finances so I would like to find support, encouragement and camaraderie.

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